Holmesfield is a Parish based around two centres of population; the village of Holmesfield itself, and the hamlet of Millthorpe. It is made up of a number of farming hamlets situated above the Cordwell Valley.
The village is very pleasantly situated in a highly respectable neighbourhood and contains several very genteel habitations. The Parish extends beyond Owler Bar to the West and towards Dronfield to the East.
The centre of the parish is marked by St Swithins parish church, which was built in 1826, which can be seen from almost all of the surrounding areas. Amongst the local amenities are eight pubs, (including The Angel Inn, Travellers Rest Inn and the George & Dragon) and a number of restaurants; both a football and cricket pitch, a village hall (that can be booked by members of the public) and a host of groups and societies to accommodate many an interest, and the parish’s most recent addition, the Vicarage, was added in 1999.
400 year old Coaching House and former Inn
The property overlooks the Peak District National Park - where there is an abundance of things to do. Every activity you can imagine is available in some shape or form. Over 22 million people visit the Peak District every year and when you get here you'll know why! If you are a keen walker a guide can be arranged at a very reasonable fee to organize day walks taking in some of the finest views in Europe! Just let the owners know in advance.
If you are interested in off road mountain biking then there are plenty of tracks, and there are many places that offer cycle hire. Hathersage village (7 miles away) has a great heated outdoor pool that is open from April - end September and is definitely worth a visit. The historic Chatsworth House is 6 miles away and is a must visit!
Also within walking distance: Fanshawe Gate Hall in Holmesfield, it combines traditional cottage garden planting with magnificent topiary and water features. Holmesfield’s important buildings are Holmesfield Hall, dated 1613, with additions built in the 18th century, and Woodthorpe Hall, a large 17th century, gabled manor house, dated 1636.